Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century

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What is the place of individual genius in a global world of hyper-information- a world in which, as Walter Benjamin predicted more than seventy years ago, everyone is potentially an author? For poets in such a climate, "originality" begins to take a back seat to what can be done with other people's words-framing, citing, recycling, and otherwise mediating available words and sentences, and sometimes entire texts. Marjorie Perloff here explores this intriguing development in contemporary poetry: the embrace of "unoriginal" ...

Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century 2012, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226660622

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Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century 2010, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226660615

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